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Collection Number: 02667

Collection Title: Stringfield Family Papers, 1820-1917.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 18 items)
Abstract Thomas Stringfield (born 1797) and James K. Stringfield (fl. 1844-1862) were Methodist ministers of east Tennessee. The collection includes papers of and about Thomas Stringfield and James K. Stringfield. Included are two compilations of information and anecdotes about Thomas Stringfield and a few miscellaneous documents relating to him; handwritten transcriptions of letters from Thomas Stringfield written while he was at a church conference in New York, 1844; an irregularly kept diary, 1847-1850, of Thomas Stringfield; a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and documents, 1837-1916, chiefly concerning Methodist church matters, especially a controversy involving Thomas Stringfield; James K. Stringfield's diary of daily activity and religious thought, 1859-1861; books of sermon notes and other church memoranda of about the same time, by James K. Stringfield; and a collection, circa 1915, of lyrics to songs, many of them African American spirituals.
Creator Stringfield family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Stringfield Family Papers, #2667, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received in memory of Thomas Stringfield and Mary Stringfield Ray from Ethel Ray of Asheville, N.C.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Thomas Stringfield (born 1797) and James K. Stringfield (fl. 1844-1862) were Methodist ministers of east Tennessee.

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The collection includes papers of and about Thomas Stringfield and James K. Stringfield. Included are two compilations of information and anecdotes about Thomas Stringfield and a few miscellaneous documents relating to him; handwritten transcriptions of letters from Thomas Stringfield written while he was at a church conference in New York, 1844; an irregularly kept diary, 1847-1850, of Thomas Stringfield; a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and documents, 1837-1916, chiefly concerning Methodist church matters, especially a controversy involving Thomas Stringfield; James K. Stringfield's diary of daily activity and religious thought, 1859-1861; books of sermon notes and other church memoranda of about the same time, by James K. Stringfield; and a collection, circa 1915, of lyrics to songs, many of them African American spirituals.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, June 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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